SF Giants release a pair of minor league pitchers from Sacramento

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The SF Giants have been busy shuffling around Sacramento's pitching staff this month. On Monday, they cut ties with a pair of right-handed pitchers including Matt Carasiti and Taylor Williams.

SF Giants release a pair of minor league pitchers from Sacramento

Just in the past few weeks, Sacramento has added Alex Young, Aaron Fletcher, Angel Rondón, and Tobias Myers through waiver claims and trades. This has forced them to make some roster moves including releasing Carasiti, Williams, Joe Palumbo, and Matt Hall.

For Carasiti, this move marks the end of his second stint in San Francisco. The right-handed hurler signed a minor league pact with the Giants prior to the 2020 season. However, he sustained an injury in his pitching elbow that required Tommy John surgery during spring training.

He continued to rehab from surgery with the Boston Red Sox organization in 2021 but he did not get back to the mound. Carasiti returned to the Giants in 2022 with a camp invite.

He was assigned to the Sacramento River Cats at the end of spring training where he struggled in his return to action. The 30-year-old pitcher allowed 20 earned runs in 21.2 innings on 30 hits, including four home runs, 28 strikeouts, and 14 walks.

Similar to Carasiti, Taylor Williams struggled in his stint with the River Cats. The 30-year-old pitcher signed a minor league pact just as spring training was getting underway. He allowed three earned runs in three innings during the Cactus League before being sent to Triple-A.

With Sacramento, Williams struggled to the tune of a 7.03 ERA in 39.2 frames. However, he did record 45 strikeouts, so he was still finding a way to miss bats.

He has spent a fair amount of time in the majors with the Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres, and the Miami Marlins. On a major league mound, Williams has registered a 5.29 ERA in 97 appearances. This includes a 3.96 FIP, so he may have pitched better than his ERA would indicate.

Sacramento's bullpen has become cramped with the number of new pitchers San Francisco has added recently. Carasiti and Williams will now look to find a new home for the remainder of the season after spending the first half with the River Cats.